At Lavendon School we aim to develop children's skills of enquiry, reasoned argument and reflection. We are a multi-faith school and offer a rich and varied curriculum to reflect this.
Children are taught about a range of religions: they learn to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. Across the school year we aim to make R.E relevant by studying and celebrating national events that are relevant to our local community, as well as the neighbouring towns. From holding a whole school Diwali day and learning about various aspects of the Hindi culture to having guest speakers from the Milton Keynes Synagogue. We also maintain strong links with the Christian community within Lavendon, through regular assemblies delivered by our local reverend as well as visits to and from the Baptist Church.
We believe children learn best from real experiences in order to capture their imaginations and encourage curiosity. We try to enhance our curriculum in many ways to ensure this is how children learn and respect different religions. This is mainly through trips to local places of worship and also from guest speakers. The whole school ethos is to encourage children to enquire and ask questions in order to impact on their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. During religious education lessons, children are challenged to push themselves to think outside of their comfort zones and explore their skills, beliefs and ideas.
Children are taught to think about their own school and personal values and to understand how people of different backgrounds or beliefs may share similar values, whilst differing in other values. Questions are constantly being asked of children whilst allowing them to ask their own questions in order to develop their critical thinking, self-belief and self-confidence.